Muar is the birthplace of several types of traditional Zapin dances, as well as Ghazal, Johor’s traditional musical heritage. It is said that the Javanese Kuda Kepang, a traditional horse dance, is best performed by the Muar Malays of Javanese origin.

Immerse yourself in the glory of the yesteryears as you explore lanes of well-preserved heritage buildings, hop the cafes and forget your diet with Muar’s tantalising signature dishes. Be sure to pick up some mee siput, a local snack best eaten with hot sauce, as it is only available in Muar.